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BASW of the decade

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Inky_Wretch, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I don't think Stout does a decade edition, but Deadspin did.

    2000: "Bottom of the Ninth" by Charles P. Pierce
    2001: "Inside Baseball" by Joshua Prager
    2002: "Higher Education" by Gary Smith
    2004: "Lifelike" by Susan Orlean
    2005: "Sportsmen of the Year" by Tom Verducci
    2007: "Let Us Now Raze Famous Men" by Jeff MacGregor
    2007: "The Old Ba' Game" by Eli Saslow
    2008: "Death in the Baseball Family" by S.L. Price
    2008: "23 Reasons a Profile of Pete Carroll Does Not Appear in this Space" by J.R. Moehringer
    2008: "The Legend of Bo" by Joe Posnanski


    What else should be included?
  2. FreddiePatek

    FreddiePatek Active Member

    Love JoePoz to death, but I don't think that Bo story was his best tale of the decade. Perhaps it was his best effort in 2008. Can't be sure of that, though.
  3. awriter

    awriter Active Member

    What else should be included? How about Plaschke's "Her Blue Heaven?"
  4. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Still, one of the two sports stories that made me cry. Fantastic grab.
  5. sportsed

    sportsed Member

    The list may be chronological, but I'd put this story at the top no matter how it's sorted.
  6. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    "Her Blue Heaven" gets my vote. (Had to Google "Resurrecting the Champ" to determine it's from 1997. Couldn't remember for sure.)
  7. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    The title of the Sarah Morris story is actually "Her Blue Haven."
  8. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Well, shit. It still made me cry.
    I was thinking about the list and 2008. I'd hate to be the guy who'd have to pick between the Price and Moehringer stories if I could only have one and not both.
    Those two, plus MacGregor's piece, are on the short list for sports story of the decade.
  9. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Don't have time for it now, but I'll throw together my picks before the New Year.
  10. awriter

    awriter Active Member

    You're right. And here's the line: http://articles.latimes.com/2001/aug/19/sports/sp-35951.
  11. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Damn you. I just cried again.

    Just as an update, Plaschke got her that "r".

    You can follow her on twitter at twitter.com/sdmvision27 and this is her site http://dodgerplace.biz./
  12. rpmmutant

    rpmmutant Member

    Ditto. Great story.
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